THESE netball players are aiming high and hoping to score as much cash as possible to help a young and inspirational sports woman.
Keen netballer Kim Rossall, from Thornton, has been battling a rare form of cancer for two years, and has been given the devastating news nothing can now treat it.
Kim was featured in The Gazette last month when she was revealed as the guest of honour for the Blackpool Race for Life this July.
Kim will be officially starting the 5k race for Cancer Research UK – this year taking place for the first time along Blackpool Promenade – and says she is determined to sign up and take part too.
The 20-year-old, who has undergone gruelling and extensive treatment for the rare form of cancer, called Ewing’s sarcoma, has touched the hearts of local people and says she now wants to make the most of every single day.
And her team-mates at Wyre Netball Club wanted to help.
Kim has been a member of the club since she was 11 and always enjoyed playing the sport.
The team decided to organise a fun netball tournament to help raise money to help Kim’s lifetime dreams come true.
The theme for the event, which took place at Thornton Sports Centre, was St Trinian’s, and everyone donned fancy dress.
They hope to hold another similar tournament again on Thursday.
Diane Seville, secretary of Wyre Netball Club, said: “Kim has been a member of the club since she was 11 and her illness has affected all the girls she played alongside.
“Kim has been truly inspirational in her battle against cancer, her positive attitude and her selfless determination to raise awareness of this terrible disease.
“We are aware Kim has lots of things she wants to do while she still can, and thought this was the most obvious way of providing her with some means to do so.
“There was a great turnout and it was good fun with all the fancy dress costumes.
“We don’t know how much we’ve raised yet, but people have been generous.”
Former Baines pupil Kim is now having palliative maintenance treatment, with chemotherapy and is focusing on forthcoming milestones – including the Race for Life in July and her 21st birthday next month.